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noggin12,918 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Is the BBC Olympic studio in the UK?


The windowed studio used by Clare Balding in the evenings is - it's in Salford (You can see Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, in the back of shot!).

There is - I believe - a small single camera studio in Korea which can be used by the presenters out there (who work overnight and early morning I think?)
Rofters111 posts since 7 Dec 2015
Granada North West Today
Ofcom has today released a statement about the BBC's broadcast of the Commonwealth Games in April.
Quote:
Ofcom has received a request from the BBC for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2018 (“the Games”). These are due to take place in Gold Coast City, Australia between 4 and 15 April 2018.

The BBC plans to broadcast coverage of the Games on BBC One and/or BBC Two (and their interactive streams). In addition, the BBC intends provide live and delayed commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live. Daily highlights of the Games are to be provided by Eurosport, and it is intended that Eurosport will also provide delayed coverage.
Together as one in hating oneness.
mccanmat484 posts since 15 Jul 2005
I’m
Confused... why would the bbc need permission to broadcast a sports event?
Thats The Weather For Now *Nod* *Point Hand*

"Good Evening and here is an illustrated summary of the news it will be followed by the latest film of events and happenings home and abroad"
Steve Williams2,170 posts since 1 Aug 2008
I’m
Confused... why would the bbc need permission to broadcast a sports event?


Presumably because, as a listed event, they need to inform Ofcom so they can rule whether their planned coverage fulfils their criteria of availability. Which it clearly does, but they need to rubber-stamp it.
noggin12,918 posts since 26 Jun 2001
I’m
Confused... why would the bbc need permission to broadcast a sports event?


Presumably because, as a listed event, they need to inform Ofcom so they can rule whether their planned coverage fulfils their criteria of availability. Which it clearly does, but they need to rubber-stamp it.


Yes - that would be my reading of it. I suspect all Crown Jewel event coverage needs to be run by Ofcom (that may be how the Crown Jewels legislation is enforced ?)
Brekkie28,250 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Some rights news - BT Sport to remain home of Moto GP for 3 more years:

http://sport.bt.com/motogp/bt-sport-retain-rights-to-motogp-for-three-more-years-S11364253005302

How does it rate for them. Obviously Moto GP has it's fanbase and I think they're pretty dedicated but can't see it having wide appeal really - nobody has really missed it since it left the BBC.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?